This subject provides an introduction to calculus and linear algebra, with an emphasis on understanding and applications addressed in geometry, physics, economics and environmental modelling. A symbolic algebra package, Maple, is used to assist with computation. Every topic will be presented geometrically, numerically and algebraically. Formal definitions will be based on investigation and practical problems.
School of Computing and Mathematics
It is assumed that students have completed the equivalent of HSC Mathematics Advanced (formerly known as 2-Unit Mathematics).
Students who have not completed HSC Mathematics Advanced or an equivalent subject in their state or country are advised to complete MTH105 Introductory Mathematics before attempting MTH101.
It is important to note that HSC Mathematics General, Mathematics Standard, Maths in Society and other subjects at a similar level that do not include calculus are not sufficient preparation for MTH101.
HSC Mathematics Advanced includes the following topics:
Working with Functions
Trigonometry and Measure of Angles
Trigonometric Functions and Identities
Introduction to Differentiation
Logarithms and Exponentials
Probability and Discrete Probability Distributions
Trigonometric Functions and Graphs
The Second Derivative
Modelling Financial Situations
Descriptive Statistics and Bivariate Data Analysis
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MTH101 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.